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Hatha Yoga with Susie Ascott in Perth, Western Australia

on August 9, 2015

IMG_2001[1]I spent five days in Perth, WA, last week. I took my mat with me intending to make my practice on the floor of my hotel room. Unexpectedly, I received a text from a friend inviting me to attend a 1015 Thursday morning Hatha class at the Mount Claremont Community Centre, Montgomery Avenue – the class was being taught by Susie Ascott. I jumped at the chance to go to a class with my friend, and also to attend a class with a teacher that was new to me.

The yoga space in the community centre is a large, carpeted room, with windows on two sides. There were eight of us attending class that morning. At the beginning of the class Susie suggested we set a Sankalpa of honouring our inner guru as it was soon to be Guru Purnima – this year falling on 31 July 2015.

We were lead through a variety of asana, including some partner work, culminating with savasana. I thoroughly enjoyed Susie’s teaching style – she is gentle, relaxed and caring.

IMG_2054[1] Quote from Susie’s Present Perfect website – “I believe that Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or gender… Each of my classes is designed to provide a well rounded physical mix of poses, breathing techniques and relaxation.”

Susie is not only a yoga teacher, but also a personal life coach. Please use this link to check out Susie’s website, to find out times and locations for yoga classes, and information regarding coaching.

Thank you Susie, and Jane

Love and light


There is much to say about Perth – I love this city and all that it has to offer – I was smitten from the moment I arrived. Perth city is set around the beautiful and expansive Swan River. Wonderful panoramic views are available across the city and beyond from the fabulous nearby Kings Park.

The coast has lovely beaches such as Cottesloe and Scarborough with many restaurants and cafes nearby.

Head south of Perth city to Fremantle for a selection of great cafes and restaurants, visit the Martime Museum, or the Fremantle Arts Centre. Try taking the ferry one way and the train for the return trip.

Inland from the city visit Mundaring Weir or John Forrest national park.

Rottnest Island is a short ferry ride from Perth city, Fremantle or Scarborough. Spend a day or week on the island and enjoy the lovely beaches, car free roads, and spend some time with the locals, ie Quokkas.

The above is a very small taster of what is available in Perth and surrounds.

If you have the opportunity to visit Perth, I hope you love it too.


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